Time is our only finite resource. It’s the only thing on this planet that is always diminishing.
And as entrepreneurs, we often feel like there is less time available to us than anyone. There are so many pressing and urgent needs that it’s very easy to get inundated and backlogged in following up on emails, keeping up with blog posts, and most definitely with keeping accounting records up to date. Life gets messy — it’s just reality.
If you feel like your accounting function is messy, most entrepreneurs are in the same boat. And many feel bad or embarrassed that their books aren’t in good shape.
However, it’s incredibly rare for us to take on a new client whose books are completely up-to-date, and that’s for one simple reason – they wouldn’t come to us if they didn’t need that kind of help.
Does it look like you need to play catch up bookkeeping? If you’re not totally convinced, keep on reading. You (and your business) will thank us later!
What Happens If You Don’t Do Bookkeeping?
Here’s an example: One of our clients had not cleaned his books in five years when we signed him on. Plus, he was working with a combination of seven different credit cards and four different bank accounts, mixing personal and business expenses along the way.
Trust us that when we say we’ve seen it all, we’ve really seen it all, and there’s no mess that we can’t handle.
But you don’t want to wait too long. Books need regular updates for any business to keep buzzing. Falling behind on bookkeeping means that business could constantly be interrupted.
And in case you’re not totally convinced yet, here are a few reasons why you should keep your books up-to-date:
- Ability to monitor and manage expenses
- Plan and stick to your business’ budget
- Create a forecast for revenue
- Apply for loans
- Borrow money from investors
- Create a stress-free tax season
How Do You Keep Up With Bookkeeping?
Some business owners underestimate the importance of ongoing bookkeeping. Well – that’s until they’re behind, creating costly clean up and tax prep headaches. Here’s how we can help:
We’ve got a team of experts.
On average, our bookkeeping staff has 10+ years of experience, so you can hand it all over with confidence – even the ugly stuff – and we’ll get to “scrubbing.” It’s good for tax season prep, and for every other season of the year, too.
We can get your books clean and help them stay clean.
Our goal is to take what you have, and get everything in order. We have a team that’s specifically dedicated to triaging, and this is what they do best.
The key to clean books is regular maintenance – and an extra hand to do the heavy lifting. Our bookkeeping services will ensure that your books stay clean, organized, up-to-date, and tax-ready.
We’re designed to help you scale.
The best part of clean books is that it’s an insight into what’s next for your company. And once you know what’s possible, your growth is going to skyrocket. So we might start with a bookkeeping clean up, but as you grow, we can grow with you. From regular bookkeeping services to building a financial assessment with a CFO, we can help.
How Do I Catch Up On Bookkeeping?
Playing catch up bookkeeping is never fun, but it’s definitely needed to operate a successful business.
Don’t worry, though! You don’t have to do it alone. Here’s Acuity’s Bookkeeping Cleanup Checklist – a list of the many ways our team of bookkeeping experts can help you play catch up bookkeeping:
- Comprehensive financial review of prior years
- Accept and categorize all outstanding cash and credit card transactions
- Reconcile all cash accounts to bank statements
- Untangle business and personal expenses
- If needed, reconcile assets and liabilities to the prior year’s tax return
- If needed, assist in mapping/setup of payroll
- If needed, help build up an AP and AR process
As you can hopefully see, there’s no such thing as books that are too messy for us to handle. Reach out today!
How Much Does Bookkeeping Catch Up Cost?
If you’re concerned it’s going to be too costly for bookkeeping clean up, our hope is that our simple pricing gives you the freedom to offload some of that stress to us.
And at Acuity, we’re price-effective, so you don’t have to make a huge financial choice. You can get started with our most basic bookkeeping package — our monthly bookkeeping plan — for just $299 a month. If you need a bookkeeping clean up to go with it, it’s $125 an hour. And you only ever pay for how much you need.
The sooner you begin your bookkeeping catch up, the better. Don’t let those books become messier!
What Else Do You Need To Know About Our Bookkeeping Clean Up Services?
What else holds you back from getting your books caught up-to-date? Drop a comment below and let us know what’s worked for you or where you wish you could get more help.
And if you’re ready to have a conversation about how to get your bookkeeping in a good place, we’d love to talk! Schedule a time on Tyler’s calendar today. In the meantime, learn more about the bookkeeping clean up services we offer here.